According to Edward Klein in today’s New York Post, then-Senator Barack Obama’s political campaign tried, through back channels, to bribe Rev. Jeremiah Wright not to speak during the 2008 election cycle. The price: $150,000.
According to Wright, “one of Barack’s closest friends” directed an offer to Wright through a member of Wright’s church. Obama also asked to meet with Wright “in secret, in a secure place.” They met one-on-one. Here’s what happened at the meeting, according to Wright:
“Barack said, ‘I’m sorry you don’t see it the way I do. Do you know what your problem is?’ And I said, ‘No, what’s my problem?’ And he said, ‘You have to tell the truth.’ I said, ‘That’s a good problem to have. That’s a good problem for all preachers to have. That’s why I could never be a politician.’